What’s the Problem?
This FDA Recall began on May 24, 2021, and affects approximately 8,210 Medical Action Industries’ Medical Convenience Kits that include the BD/Carefusion Chloraprep™ 3mL applicator.
These kits are potentially contaminated with Aspergillus penicillioides, a fungus that can cause serious systemic infection, sepsis, illness, and death to the patient.
“If the fungus is introduced in the patient’s bloodstream during placement of an intravascular catheter, the catheter may need to be removed, requiring additional medical procedures,” FDA said. “If the fungus infects a surgical site, the patient may require medical and surgical treatments and require long-term treatment with antifungal drugs.”
The recalled medical convenience kits were distributed from December 12, 2019 to March 22, 2021, and include a set of devices that are used to complete routine medical care including injections, dressing changes around a catheter, catheter insertion, and the collection of blood cultures to test for infections.
Medical Action Industries on April 9, 2021, sent an Urgent Recall Notification to all affected customers instructing them to examine all inventory locations, discontinue use of Medical Action trays affected by the recall, and discard any inventory on hand in accordance with facility standard procedures.
Do I Have a Medical Convenience Kit Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Medical Convenience Kit Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new medical convenience kit fungal infection cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a Medical Action Industries Medical Convenience Kit, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.